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want to ask you about susan rice, she is meeting with senators mccain, graham, and ayott. do you think she has explaining to do with what she said about benghazi? and would you support her if she is nominated for secretary of state? >> she's not yet been nominated. so i'm going to look carefully at her credentials, which i think qualify her very well to be nominated. i think she's done a very good job at the united nations. i do think she's explained that what she said about benghazi was the intelligence that she was given. and she'll have an opportunity as she meets with senators to further explain that position. >> do you think they're open to giving her a fair hearing? because some pretty tough things have been said about her. >> well, it's unfortunate that much of that discussion has gotten so personal. she does need to get a fair hearing. i'm hopeful senator mccain is a patriot, i think he'll give her a fair hearing. i'm certain my colleague from new hampshire, and of lindsey graham. so i do believe that it's in the country's interest to give her a fair hearing and to let her expl
the controversy is growing surrounding her potential replacement, susan rice. assistant house democratic leader james clyburn is now suggesting that race may have something to do with republican opposition to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., including those calling rice incompetent for her handling of the benghazi terror attack. >> these are code words. we heard them during the campaign. during this recent campaign, we heard senator sununu calling our president lazy, incompetent. these kinds of terms that those of us, especially those of us who are born and raised in the south, we've been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives, and we get insulted by them. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former huckabee campaign manager dick salzman and former campaign manager steve elmendorf. good morning. >> good morning. >> steve, could race have something to do with the opposition to rice as clyburn suggests? >> they haven't come up with any, to me, any substantive reason they're opposed to susan rice. i think the republicans need to understand that we won the election and that
and ambassador susan rice. both of these have been escalating, and on the fiscal cliff especially the clock is definitely ticking. let me give you a rundown of what's happening in the next couple hours. first, ambassador rice is meeting with two republican senators today. right now she's in with susan collins of maine. later she'll meet with bob corker. yesterday, too, she was on the hill defending herself over her comments following the benghazi attack, but the gop leaders only seemed more entrenched in their opposition. in addition, anytime now house democrats and house republicans will hold separate news conferences to talk about their closed-door meet ings on the fiscal cliff. at 11:30, president obama will make remarks at the white house surrounded by middle class americans who he says would see their taxes go up if congress can't make a deal. later he's hosting big business leaders to talk about ways to cut the deficit. joining me to talk about this, "washington post" political columnist day ma milbank and terence page. >> good morning. >> clarence, big development with tom cole break
giving its best initial assessment to dr. susan rice who then gave that assessment to the public on behalf of the white house and then the assessment changed on the part of the cia. i'm not sure what the scandal is but i've heard words like watergate being thrown around which i think goes a step too far and is too political. >> cameras did not catch petraeus arriving this morning even though there were reporters staking out every possible entrance and all we saw was a black car leaving his home early this morning. "the washington post" is reporting also here that the hearings are being held in secret committee rooms used for discussion on national security matters. what do you think this says about how petraeus is viewed on the hill? >> well, i don't know what republicans, whether they're fishing for a scandal or not but i'm fishing for answers. there's no doubt that the public was given misleading and wrong information at the beginning by susan rice. the president was exactly right. she was just reading the talking points she was given by the administration and she was on that s
and particularly if susan rice is nominated to be secretary of state. you saw a lot of the senators talk talking about that as well this weekend. so i don't think that benghazi or some of the controversies surrounding susan rice is going to go a wway any time soon. >> it won't go away any time soon, but dana, what could cause stop the train when it gets going, because petraeus testified friday and didn't seem to stop anything, and so how do you put it to rest? >> well, sbitsing to see where the scandal goes, because it isless about what occurred there in benghazi than what was said on a television talk show on a sunday, and ultimately that sort of a scandal doesn't have legs. the actual policy issue, itself, is how well the compounds were protected and did things go quickly enough to protect the people there. that is largely a cia question, and largely something that will be resolved in the secure conference rooms where we won't hear what is going on there, and it is a political matter and the scandal won't go anywhere and it is quickly crowd out by much more significant things such as what is g
that his security team mishandled what happened in libya and defended ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >>. >> and the president drew a line on taxes saying revenue must come from people who make over $250,000. >> what have i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> i want to bring in a columnist for the "washington post." good morning. let's start with you. over the next two days, congress is holding those closed hearings on libya. we saw a very strong defense on susan rice. do you think number one, we'll learn something from the hearings. do you think we'll hear a nomination for susan rice? >> well, it's the nomination that certainly seem to be what obama was hint
. >> any other implicatiomplicati bringing up the benghazi, it will hurt susan rice becoming the new secretary of state. >> republicans are determined to dea deny her that job. it will be districting. we'll see. >> making the u.s. inept and distracted on the national stage. i thought that the president articulated a smart strategy on foreign policy. this should be a moment of focusing on coming together. >> back to the first question that i asked the general, how deep is the bench? how many people, look i'm not saying there are a lot of talented and smart people in the u.s., a handful of stars who really can operate at this level and rona correctly points out, that breadth of experience. >> these guys were leading our war efforts in some pivotal places in the world. to lose them so quick lly in th kind of fashion is kind of a shock to the system. are there people that can pick up the reins of this. >> is this the end of this? >> i don't think so. >> who knew what when? if the fbi was involved much earlier, why didn't it inform the white house and congress? as you say, why were some o
of this puzzle are interrelated. john mccain also said he will do everything he can to stop susan rice from being confirmed as secretary of state. does this present a problem? do you think they will go forward with it? she was widely considered to be the top possibility? >> it's one of the bigger early fights that obama can face but it could take a step back, not just looking at what happened in benghazi but more broadly at all of libya. what we did going in there. we know rice was one of the major driving forces who said we need to go and drive out gadhafi. if some of the nation building starts to turn ugly over the next year which tends to happen how does that reflect on susan rice's push to get us in there. that's one issue that could come up. >> is this a fight the white house wants to have, major? is john kerry looking like the better candidate now? >> well, that's for the administration to decide and they're getting early signals from republicans that if the president wants to go down this road and nominate ambassador rice, that it's going to be a fight and it's going to be game on and it w
-dip recession at the same time. >> matt welch, jackie kucinich, thank you both. >>> susan rice has been mentioned as a possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. but already she has a no vote from lindsey graham. the senator echoing concerns about her role in the handling of the benghazi attack. >> i don't, quite frankly, trust her rendition of benghazi. so i think susan rice would have an incredibly difficult time getting through the senate. i would not vote for her unless there's a tremendous opening up of information explaining herself in a way she has not yet done. his delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. >>> even before the shock of the resignation of cia director david petraeus has worn off, the question about the widely add mired general is this -- what's next? here's his former spokesperson on "
are lobbying against susan rice. 97 house members wrote a letter to president obama asking him not to nominate her for secretary of state because of the account she gave of the situation in benghazi after the september 11th attack there. >>> los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa admits he heard the rumors he could be nominated to a cabinet member. he could replace ray lahood. his name is being floated to run the dnc. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, ate a turkey dinner with a group of wounded soldiers and their families last night. biden was telling the group we can never, ever repay you for your sacrifices. >>> and senator marco rubio is being criticized for an interview he gave to "gq." how old do you think the earth is? his answer, i'm not a scientist, man. i can tell you what recorded history says. i can tell you what the bible says. he went on to say at the end of the day, i think there are multiple theories and this is a country people should have the opportunity to teach them all. and has this ever happened to you, you meet a nice guy, a nice girl, and this situation fo
and that is susan rice and the republican opposition to her only seems to be growing. >> it's obvious that she chose to emphasize some aspects and down play others. and frankly, i think the u.n. ambassador along with the secretary of state should be above politics. >> i would just ask the president to step back for a moment and realize that all of us here hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet members. >> so i guess the question now is with this growing it seems opposition, does it make it less likely that she's going to get the nomination or is the white house going to even push for it harder? >> i think in some sense it's becoming a little bit a, pardon the phrase, test of manhood for the president. it's just extraordinary to see this kind of argumentation over somebody who has not yet been nominated. usually we wait for the nomination to have the argument about whether somebody should be confirmed. but the president clearly likes susan rice. i'm told that he wants her. there is a confidence on the part of senate democrats that she would be confirmed. and frankl
neeratt tandon massachusetts senator john kerry, susan rice, national security adviser tom donilon. although there's been talk about the benghazi attacks may have hurt her chances. is kerry the front runner? >> kerry has a lot going for him because he has negotiated around the world. he's been senate foreign relations chair. he obviously spent a lot of time with the president. we shouldn't underestimate how important @ to have a real chemistry with the president. there's a lot of trust to develop. obviously president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton had a great chemistry and really relied on each other. there was a trust built up there. so i think that's the real test is whether the president can really trust john kerry to speak for him and he e spent a lot of time with him recently. so i think he has a good sense of that by now. >> there's been a lot of talk about by the president about bipartisanship. this is one area where people have suggested maybe he'd reach across the aisle and pick a republican. names mentioned included jon huntsman, chuck hagel and colin powell
of state. john mccain sounds like he is softening his opposition to u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> is there anything that ambassador rice can do to change your mind? >> sure. she can give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took and i will be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> this past wednesday ambassador rice said she relied only on the information she was given by intelligence officials when she said the attack on the benghazi consulate was sparked by an anti-muslim film protest. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more.
u.n. ambassador susan rice is not just under fire over what she said about benghazi. now "the washington post" states her and her husband do business in iran. $50,000 is in royal dutch shell, an oil company that stopped buying from iran this year after the sanctions were tightened. a spokeswoman for rice says she has complied with all financial disloeschh disclosure retirements and worked tough to iran. >>> george h.w. bush's doctor says he's getting better fast and could be released from the hospital this weekend. the 88-year-old was taken in with bronchitis and is recovering from a lingering cough. his doctor also says he's in great spirits. >>> hillary clinton says the government is still figuring out how to handle washington state and colorado legalizing marijuana. >> i respect those in the region who believe strongly that that would end the problem. i am not convinced of that, just speaking personally. i think when you've got ruthless, vicious people who have made money one way, if it's somehow blocked, they'll figure out another way. they'll do kidnapping. they'll do ext
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